Medical Practitioners Information

MyMT™ understands the importance and relevance of medical support

My Menopause Transformation (MyMT™) understands the importance and relevance of medical support for many women suffering moderate to severe symptoms as they transition into and through natural menopause in their mid-life years. MyMT™ does not interfere with or replace any medical advice. It gives research-proven practical lifestyle information and behaviour-change support to women transitioning into and through menopause.

“Menopause is a crossroads. It is an ideal time for women to make decisions about how they are going to live the next third of their life. Women need to develop a lifestyle that includes healthy eating and adequate exercise in the long term.”

Dr Beverley, Lawton (2014)
Menopause: a guide for every woman

What we do:

MyMT™ aims to educate and support women to pro-actively manage their own menopause experience. Our research-verified 12 Step Lifestyle Change Program has been designed as twelve easy-to-complete steps which lead and support women through this journey. The information provided for women and delivered in a 12-STEP progressive program aims to educate them about the lifestyle-changes that might assist them to improve moderate to severe symptoms experienced during the menopause transition. This includes hot flashes/ flushes, sleep management and if required, weight loss.

We offer an adjunct program, with a similar focus to New Zealand’s Green Prescription lifestyle-change strategy. Our focus is just on women during their menopause years and the support some might need to facilitate a healthier ageing.

This is STEP 1 of the 12-STEP Program. The Pre-Activity (Par-Q) screening tool used is approved and recommended by the New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE). A medical exclusion process is adhered to.

[Faustino R. et.al. (2013). Assessment of menopause-related symptoms in mid-aged women with the 10-item Cervantes Scale. Maturitas, 76: 151– 154]

What we don’t do:

We offer an adjunct program, with a similar focus to New Zealand’s Green Prescription lifestyle-change strategy. Our focus is just on women during their menopause years and the support some might need to facilitate a healthier ageing.

We do not sell any kind of supplements or hormone replacements

Who designed the Program?

The lifestyle-change program has been designed by Wendy Sweet [B.Phys Ed (Univ. of Otago); M. Sport & Leisure Studies; PhD (Univ. of Waikato)].

An award-winning exercise professional with over 30 years’ experience, Wendy’s doctoral thesis explored women’s healthy ageing experiences at mid-life and her Master’s thesis explored lifestyle behaviour change in the context of personal training.

Drawing on her own research as well as her personal experience transitioning into her mid-life years and her extensive practical experience working in the fitness industry and in sport, health and exercise education, Wendy brings this to the design and development of MyMT™.

YES! I want a 12 week Menopause Transformation

Case Study: Female (56 years)

  • On HRT & anti-depressants for 5 years. Medically approved to enter program.
  • Weight gain in past 3 years (Weight 78 kg; previously 64kg); Mainly diaphragmatic, WHR = +1.0
  • Exercising 6 times a week; running, kayaking mainly with no shift in weight and despite painful feet, especially at night.
  • Exhausted with 4 year history of waking 4-5 times a night with hot flushes/ flashes and night sweats despite being on HRT
  • BP – 170/90
  • Blood profile as below sent by her Dr, with added CRP of 2.1

Blood Work

Total Cholesterol
7.0 mmol/L
(<5.0) H
Triglyceride
0.8 mmol/L
(< 2.0)
HDL Cholesterol
2.28 mmol/L
(t 1.0)
LDL Cholesterol
4.4 mmol/L
(< 3.4) H
Total/HDL Chol Ratio
3.1
(< 4.5)
Ferritin
27 uglL
(20-200)
TSH
1.21 mUlL
(0.3-5.0)
Free T4
8.0 pmol/L
(7-16 pmol/L)
25-OH Vit D
53 nmol/L
(50-150 nmol/L)

After 6 weeks starting the initial MyMT™ 6-STEP ‘Circuit-Breaker’ Lifestyle Change Program, here’s what this client had to say: